The aftermath of a serious accident can be extremely challenging. It is normal to experience different emotions, ranging from indignance at how this could have happened to anxiety about the next steps to anger at the overall situation. The physical and financial damages that may accompany this type of accident can intensify these feelings.
If you were harmed in a head-on collision accident in New York, you do not need to face these challenges alone. A New York head-on collision accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to represent you in a personal injury lawsuit against the parties responsible for your injuries. This could allow you to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact Morelli Law Firm to learn more about this process and our services. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to New York car accident victims at (212) 751-9800.
Head-On Collision Accidents Can Be Especially Dangerous
Also known as a frontal crash or a front impact accident, head-on collisions involve two vehicles that travel in opposite directions and hit each other head-on.
Few accidents are as serious as head-on collisions. With these types of car accidents, the combined speed of both vehicles is how hard the passengers and the vehicles are impacted. This means a head-on collision involving two cars traveling at 50 mph results in damage equal to a car traveling at 100 mph striking a stationary object.
Head-on collision accidents are so serious that the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has a section in its Driver’s Manual dedicated to special driving conditions, including information on avoiding head-on collisions.
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Injuries Commonly Seen in Head-On Collisions
Because the force of impact may be greater in a head-on collision than, say, a sideswipe or a rear-end collision, many types of injuries can occur in these accidents. These include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Whiplash and neck injuries
- Limb loss or amputation
- Permanent disfigurement
- Broken or fractured bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Organ damage and internal bleeding
- Crushed legs or feet
- Chest and torso damage from seatbelts
If you have been involved in a head-on collision, we recommend seeking immediate medical attention. A doctor can fully diagnose and begin treating your injuries, as well as create a link in your medical record between the accident and your injuries that may be used as evidence in a personal injury case.
If another party’s negligence caused your accident, they may be liable for your medical treatment and other damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Working with a New York head-on collision car accident lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may allow you to concentrate on recovering from your injuries while we pursue compensation on your behalf.
To learn more about this process during a free consultation on your case, call Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800.
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Negligence Can Cause Head-On Collisions
A head-on collision can happen anywhere and at any time. However, roads without dividers or good lighting may have an increased risk of head-on collisions.
Negligent driving can cause head-on collisions. This can include:
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe passing
- Driving while drowsy
- Excessive speeding
- Loss of vehicle control
- Violation of a traffic rule
If a negligent driver caused your head-on collision, they may be liable for your damages.
Other times, a negligent local or state office or a government agency that does not repair roads and ensure safe driving conditions within its jurisdiction may cause a head-on collision and be liable for the accident.
In some cases, a vehicle may malfunction and cause a head-on accident if a negligent repair shop or maintenance crew does not adequately maintain the vehicle. This could make them a liable party in a head-on collision case.
Whenever negligence is involved in an accident, you may be able to seek compensation from the at-fault parties that should have known better or taken steps to prevent or lower the likelihood of an accident occurring.
A New York head-on collisions lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to identify the negligent party in your case, connect their negligence to your accident, and tie the accident to specific damages that you suffered when we represent you.
Recoverable Damages in a Head-On Collision Case
Although every case is different, in general, you may be able to recover the following damages in head-on collision personal injury case:
- Ambulance fees and emergency room treatment
- Costs of all medical treatment, including surgeries, therapies, and medications
- Estimated future costs of all medical care
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capability
- Pain and suffering
- And more
If your family member passed away in a head-on collision caused by another party’s negligence, you may be able to recover a different set of damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Morelli Law Firm can discuss the specifics of a wrongful death case when you call us for a free consultation.
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Call Morelli Law Firm to Get Started on Your Case
Head-on collisions can have long-lasting impacts on your health and finances. You should not have to pay for these damages if they were caused by someone else’s negligence. A personal injury lawyer in New York from Morelli Law Firm, is experienced with head-on collision accidents, and may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf while you concentrate on your recovery.
Do not delay if you are considering legal action in your case. Per New York Consolidated Law- CVP §214, New York imposes a general three-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases. Allowing this time limit to pass before you take legal action could prevent you from recovering compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.
For a free consultation on your case, call Morelli Law Firm today at (212) 751-9800. We may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee basis with no advanced payment necessary.